As I mentioned in my last post (which is a while ago) we were on holiday!!!!
Had a great time and just wanted to share some holiday pictures.
the old part of town was great. Everywhere were great, little, old and cute things to look at. i fell in love with this door, it wasn’t allowed to take pictures but I did anyway (bad me). But.. This is my background on my phone now. Just love this picture.
my dad was so kind to us that we could borrow his car for our holiday. So to say thank you for that, and him and my mom looking out for our dog, we bought them a HUGE bottle or Hermitage wine. We tasted it at the wine maker and it was amazing!!!! When they got the present they were really happy!!
Our last day in the Ardeche, the weather wasn’t that great. So we went for dinner in the auvergne. Had an amazing dinner with pate du fois gras and a lovely entrecote, complimented with a 2006 bottle of Hermitage wich was amazing!!!. After dinner we went for the bar which at this point the french speaking owner lighted up and gave us a honey liquer:
The market in Die (a medieval town) was so good. Fresh vegetables, tasty olives and amazing honey!! We bought most of our food on markets. for one it’s lovely to look around on a market place, and for two the food is much more fresh!!
proof! we had a great holiday together!!
In the river there were a lot of people canoeing. Some of them are, what shall I call it…. DUMB! And go through the faster bit wrong. This lady got stuck and the canoe got hit by another one. She still didn’t get her kid out and he was almost drowning. Wessel ran over there and saved this kid; My hero ;).
lunch, yet again 😀
This picture was in Valence, we walked around there, but a lot of the sight seeing places were closed. We didn’t know why. We did have a lovely lunch in the market square ( I had steak tartare and wessel had speciality of valence, wich was fish with a garlic sauce over it complimented with seafood).
The campsite in the drome was just perfect. Only 5 steps and we were in the water. Bottle of rose on a sting in the water… perfection!! We sat there a lot in the late sun hours (from 5 until 7). I really loved that spot!!
And then we drove to the Bourgogne area. A few of the most exciting wines in the world come from Burgundy. When we drove the route Des Grand Cruz we ended up in this town called Beaune. It was almost half past 5 so we couldn’t do a lot or sightseeing, but we loved it straight away.
We did end up walking around a bit and saw this wine shop, and it looked really good.
The man who owned it showed us his wine cellar and asked if we would like to taste some wines. OFFCOURSE WE DO!!
We bought four bottles. Which included two of the Pommard, red wine. It was really lovely and strong and flavoursome. We can save it up to 20 years.
The architecture of Beaune was also pretty. We were thinking we’d really want to come back to this place…. SO WE DID, THE NEXT DAY:D
I saw this little restaurant the day before and loved the menu. so we drove up to Beaune and arrived there at about one o clock. The perfect time for lunch!!!!
Happy feet!! I always think that brown feet are the best luxury you can have in the world (and it looks nice;).!
This hospice was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin and his wife, Guigone de Salins, in care of the sick and the poor. They also donated vineyards so the workhouse itself so they made some money. The Hospices de Beaune was a great success, also through it’s great wines and auctions, the last patient left until 1971. I really loved the place, and it also had a audio tour in every language, so you could understand everything.
The weather forecast said it would start to rain, so we packed our stuff and drove the scenic route to the champagne, Chalons-en-Champagne is where we ended up. We had a great hotel in the middle of the town. And had some time to kill before dinner so we had a champagne!!!
When we arrived at the restaurant (which I LOOOOVVVEEED), all the other guests were sitting outsite. The nights can get chilly here, so we went inside. I enjoyed a glass of champagne, which ended up to be more than 10 euro’s…… but it was really really tasty!!
I’m looking a bit weird and angry, but that’s fake. Just look at our plates. It was gastronomically delicious!!
Some of the highlights of our holiday. This was it…. Now it’s back to reality again.
Thesis time!! So please excuse me if I don’t write that often. (L)